Far from the war that gave the date to this day, its hard for me to imagine the horrors that created it. The numbers in both world wars are staggering, but even the smallest of conflicts is filled with hardship and heartbreak. The picture, above, taken from Wikipedia, says it all.
I believe Harry Patch was the last survivor of trench warfare. His book, The Last Fighting Tommy, is worth reading. Only a small portion of the book talks about his experiences in WW1, the rest details the ups and downs of his life. With so many books on war, its easy to forget that the largest battle is life itself.
The 11th hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. If you have a minute, pick one of the links above, and remember the men and women who serve, and served. I know I will.